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    5 Films About Real-Life Sporting Controversies

    It will surprise exactly no one to learn that few of us here at the Playlist ever sat at the jocks’ table in high school and only a very few of really count ourselves as major sports fans. However there are aspects of modern sporting culture that, whether or not we find ourselves transfixed by the s...

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    Watch: Alex Gibney Investigates the Rise and Fall of Lance Armstrong in 'The Armstrong Lie' Trailer

    Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer") has quickly evolved as a filmmaker synonymous with rise and fall character portraits.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie'

    "I like to win, but more than anything I can't stand the idea of losing." So says Lance Armstrong at the outset of the first trailer for Alex Gibney's "The Armstrong Lie," which hits theaters November 8. Watch below.

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    Watch: First Trailer For Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie' Cycles Online

    From the top of the sports world, to tabloid-worthy flameout, to an interview with Oprah Winfrey—Lance Armstrong has certainly lived a life and then some. From a hero to a pariah, few scandals in the past few years have resonated with the public quite like the revelation that the beloved cyclist was...

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    International Documentary Association to Honor Alex Gibney and Laura Poitras

    The International Documentary Association (IDA) has announced their top award recipients for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards to be held on Dec 6. The 2013 Career Achievement Award will be presented to Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney. Known for his critical, investigative pi...

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    International Documentary Association to Honor Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and Geralyn Dreyfous

    The International Documentary Association today announced that it will honor filmmaker Alex Gibney with its 2013 Career Achievement Award, its Amicus Award to producer Geralyn Dreyfous, and its Courage Under Fire award to filmmaker Laura Poitras, who broke the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowd...

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    TIFF Interview: How Alex Gibney Changed Gears on Biker-Doping Doc 'The Armstrong Lie' (CLIP)

    Alex Gibney talks his new doc "The Armstrong Lie," which recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Toronto: Alex Gibney On How Being Lied To By Lance Armstrong Led to 'The Armstrong Lie'

    Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for going after big fish such as the Catholic Church (“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God”), Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) and the United States Military (“Taxi to the Dark Side”), but when he was tapped to make a film on Lance A...

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    Filmmakers and Artists Gather in Support of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani

    Filmmakers Atom Egoyan, Alex Gibney, and Sarah Polley joined John Greyson's sister, Cecilia Greyson, TIFF Lightbox head Noah Cowan and the writer Michael Ondaatje to represent the arts and filmmaking community's plea to release filmmaker John Greyson and his friend Dr. Tarek Loubani from their holdi...

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    WATCH: Lance Armstrong Comes Clean in First Clip from Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie'

    The first clip from Alex Gibney's "The Armstrong Lie," a chronicle of cyclist Lance Armstrong as he prepared for his eighth Tour de France victory in 2009, has landed. In the clip below, Armstrong talks about a cathartic interview he had with Oprah just three hours before.

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